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Servings: 15 servings
Lebkuchen (sometimes called Pfefferkuchen) is a traditional Bavarian baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbreadPrint Recipe
- 285 g honey
- 85 g butter
- 1 tsp lemon juice baking powder sub
- 1/2 tsp baking soda baking powder sub
- 250 g almond flour
- 85 g almond meal
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1 pinch grated nutmeg
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 lemon zest finely grated optional us 1/2 tsp lemon juice if not available
- 1/2 c Walnuts Chopped. Other options: Hazelnuts or Almonds.
For the icing
- 100 g honey
- 2 egg white beaten
- Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
- Heat the honey and butter in a pan over a low heat until the butter melts.
- Pour into the flour mixture along with the lemon zest.
- Mix well until the dough is combined and fairly solid. Cover and leave to cool.
- Heat oven to 350 F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using your hands, roll dough into about 15 balls, each 2 inches wide, then flatten each one slightly into a disk, leaving room for them to expand.
- Bake for 15 mins, then cool on a wire rack.
Icing the biscuits.
- Mix together the icing sugar (honey), egg white and 1-2 tbsp water to form a smooth, runny icing.
- Dip the top of each biscuit in the icing and spread with the back of a knife. Leave to dry out in a warm area.
Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2006
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg